BSc/BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Management (Top-Up)* -

BSc/BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Management (Top-Up)*

A ‘top up route’ to a BSc honours degree or BSc ordinary degree, for those who already hold a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification. *Subject to validation for 2023 entry

Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 6
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    1 Year
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

This programme integrates knowledge and skills that can be applied to a wide range of areas within the equine industry. On this programme, there is an emphasis on science alongside management perspectives.



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What you will learn

The equine industry continues to develop and therefore the need for employees with appropriate technical knowledge and skills continues to evolve. On this programme there is an emphasis on science, business and marketing, taking into consideration the need to develop graduates who can fill these skills gaps. On this programme you will develop your understanding through review the most recent advances in the equine industry. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop the specific knowledge, practical and technical skills fundamental to securing work in the equine industry. This includes focusing on scientific and business management principles.

This one-year course will give you the opportunity to apply existing skills and newly acquired knowledge to a variety of industry relevant situations, thereby preparing for work and more advanced study. As part of the honours pathway students will be required to undertake a research project, giving them an opportunity to focus for a prolonged period of time on a subject of particular interest with possibilities of publication.

Core Modules

  • Research Project
  • Sustainable Development in the Industry
  • Recent Advances in Equine Veterinary Science


Elective Modules

  • Advanced Equestrian Coaching
  • Strategic Marketing for the Equine Industry

Key Information

BSc (Hons) Top Up*

Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.

BSc (Ord) Top Up*

Pass or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.

An initial assessment process may be used to inform the College of your current status. Some students may be asked to attend an interview.

Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre team directly.

Prospective students will be invited to an applicant day, some students may also be called for an interview.

Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles in the industry as a scientific researchers, nutrition, medical technology and diagnostics, behavioural and welfare and ethical spheres amongst others

Many students may progress further onto a Masters, PhD or other professional body courses.

UK, Isle of Man and Channel Isles Students on BSc Honours Degree/ BSc Ordinary Degree/ BSc Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma – £9,000

Non-Home (Overseas Students) on Honours Degree/ Ordinary Degree/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – £14,000

There is no requirement for students to undertake work experience as part of the Top Up degree.

However, we would always encourage students to continue their professional development with undertaking experience in their own time.

Assessments will be designed to give students the opportunity of performing tasks that they would be asked to do in employment.

There are a range of assessment methods used, including reports, case studies, presentations, Viva -Voce, continual assessments and exams. Typically each module involves two assessments.

In addition to tuition fees and accommodation if applicable. Students will need to budget for some extra costs as part of this course, which you will need to pay for yourself.

Below is a link to a list with approximate additional course costs to help with your budgeting. However, it is important to speak with the course manager as you may not be required to ride during this top up degree. Lab PPE will be required by all students.

Additional Course Costs (UCAB)


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